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Friday, April 22, 2016
Car fire in  Royston Gardens, Ilford (Credit: Ivan Cooper)

This was the moment a car went up in a fireball in Royston Gardens, Ilford, yesterday evening.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Poet-Tree: A Thousand Voices arrived in London Tuesday (Picture: Justin Gof)

The ‘Text-art Banksy’, poet Robery Montgomery, just unveiled the Poet-Tree in the heart of the City, an art installation made up of thousands of poems written by ordinary Londoners.

Friday, March 18, 2016
Poet Christian Foley took the internet by storm this week with his rap

A hip young teacher who delivered a blistering science freestyle to students has revealed he raps all of his lessons – but was almost outsmarted by an economics class.

Monday, March 14, 2016
Teachers from sixth form colleges will descend on Parliament tomorrow (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Teachers at sixth form colleges across London are on strike today as part of the “Save Our Colleges” campaign against education cuts.

Monday, March 14, 2016
London Metropolitan University's campuss in Holloway Road, near to where the student was attacked on Tuesday. Picture: Johnny Green/PA Wire

A 38-year-old man has been charged with wounding a student after she was cut across the face in Holloway Road, police said this afternoon.

Monday, March 7, 2016
Entrance to Gants Hill Tube station in Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed near a train station this afternoon.

Friday, February 26, 2016
City University students on the swarm

City University students are helping to halt the decline in Britain’s vital bee population.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
File photo dated 15/01/09 of secondary school pupils, as teenagers in London are lagging around half a school year behind their peers in many other major cities and regions worldwide, a study claims. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday February 25, 2016. In maths alone, secondary school pupils in Shanghai are around three years ahead of those in the capital, according to the new study. See PA story EDUCATION London. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Teenagers in London are lagging around half a school year behind their peers in many other major cities and regions worldwide, a new Institute of Education study claims.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of charity Place2Be, spoke to pupils as she visited Salusbury Primary School as part of Children's Mental Health Week

Primary school pupils in Queens Park got quite a royal surprise to see a Duchess in their classrooms.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Talmud Torah Education Ltd (Picture: Google StreetView)

An independent Jewish school in Stamford Hill scribbled out women’s faces in text books and refused to let female Ofsted inspectors speak to children, a highly critical report reveals.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
February 2015... three Bethnal Green girls at Gatwick heading for Syria

A new website giving parents and teachers advice on protecting children from extremism is being launched at Bethnal Green Academy in east London - where three pupils are thought to have fled to Syria.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Defiant student occupation of London Met Uni's Cass arts college

London Met university students have been occupying parts of the Cass arts campus since 9pm Wendesday in a campaign to get the centre taken off the property market.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Katie Hopkins is a divisive figure (Picture: PA Images)

Students at Brunel University London turned around and filed silently out of a debate on the Welfare State when Katie Hopkins, one of the panellists, started speaking. It is simultaneously hilarious and awkward.

Friday, November 13, 2015
A false widow infestation has closed two Tower Hamlets primary schools (Picture: @akazeeox)

Biting False Widow spiders have infested two primary schools in Tower Hamlets, forcing them to close, and the local council is telling worried parents to take their children to the doctor.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
(Dominic Lipinski /PA Wire)

Police kettled protesters as violence erupted in pockets of today’s student march in central London.

Friday, October 23, 2015
Hundreds demonstrate outside the South African Hight Commission in London as part of the global Fees Must Fall movement (Picture: Clayson Monyela)

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the South African High Commission in central London today in solidarity with the country’s now-global Fees Must Fall campaign, before marching through the city.

Friday, September 25, 2015
None of the pupils at Villiers High School required hospital treatment after the incident (Photo: Google StreetView)

London Ambulance Service were called to Villiers High School in Southall today when potentially hazardous chlorine gas was accidentally released during a science lesson.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Computer class

New figures show, in the face of growing youth unemployment, vacancies for digital jobs is set to widen in the next year.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
One of the classic A-level-girls-jumping photos (Picture: PA Images)

A-Level results day is one most people remember forever, whether it’s the joy of success or the sickening numbness of missing your offer. Here to lighten the mood are some of the funniest Twitter reactions to the day.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Hamid Mahmood

A Muslim teacher has claimed he was only able to secure a job interview at an East Ham school after pretending to be a “white British applicant”.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Takeover students from the Barking and Dagenham College receiving their awards from Archant staff.

Our student takeover competition is hotting up and we’ve whittled down our journalism hopefuls to take just 23 candidates forward to the next stage.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
The private school gates were chained shut [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Highgate School was in lockdown this afternoon after a hoax terror threat was posted on online forum 4chan.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Freddie Poser & Zak Cutner have developed a phone app
to encourage young people to vote

Not sure who to vote for? Worried your prejudices against Ed’s weird face, or the fact that David Cameron looks like he’s made of pork, will blind you to their policies?

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Banned: Pork products are off the menu at primary schools

The town hall has made an apparent U-turn on its decision not to serve pork in primary schools.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Haydn Evans

An award-winning secondary school in London’s East End is going into special measures over concerns about its sixth-form Islamic society’s possible links to radical preachers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Students from across the country take part in a march through the capital to protest against tuition fees, debt and spending cuts (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

Thousands of students from across the country descended on central London to plead with politicians to scrap tuition fees and wipe debts - but the protest was marred by a minority who attacked officers and caused damage to buildings.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Actress Barbara Windsor. Picture: PA Images/Anwar Hussein

Much-loved Barbara Windsor—star of Carry On films and TV’s EastEnders—is being awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of East London.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Girls celebrate while opening their GCSE results at Stoke Newington school  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London’s children do better at GCSEs than the rest of the country because more of them come from ethnic minorities, according to research.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh in discussion with the Prime Minister (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Child poverty has become such a problem in the capital that many parents go without food to feed their children, and some turn to desperate measures.

Monday, October 6, 2014
The LSESU Men's Rugby Club has been branded racist, sexist and homophobic over a controversial Freshers' Fair leaflet (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

A university rugby club has been blasted after it handed out “sexist, homophobic and racist” leaflets at a fresher’s week event at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Friday, August 22, 2014
Ishak Ayiris is set to study at Eton College.  Photograph by Lucy Ray

A schoolboy who secured top marks in his GCSEs is set to follow in the footsteps of David Cameron and Boris Johnson after winning a scholarship to Eton worth £76,000.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Students need not worry if they don't get the grades they were hoping for tomorrow on A-level results day. Picture: David Cheskin

Teenagers are gearing up to find out if they have got into their chosen universities on A-level results day tomorrow - but what happens if students don’t get the grades they need?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Edward's prescription of antibiotics for the potentially deadly disease

Twenty pupils have tested positive for TB (tuberculosis) after an ­outbreak of the killer disease at a Newham secondary school.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Boris Johnson is no stranger to the classroom! Here he is teaching a history lesson at Pimlico Academy (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Mayor has announced plans to teach kids aged 11 to 14 more about the city they live in.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Some parents are concerned about the school's Hindu practices, which include a strictly vegetarian menu (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

East London parents are “outraged” after their children were allocated places at a primary school that does not serve meat.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Pickled sardines

On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.